CPC meeting discusses government work report

The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Friday held a meeting to discuss a draft report on the work of the government and deliberate several other documents.


7.5-magnitude quake strikes Ecuador

A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Friday morning the southeastern Ecuadorian province of Morona Santiago, in the Amazon region, said the Geophysical Institute of the South American country.

Lego opens first Beijing flagship outlet in China expansion

Danish toy giant Lego opened its first Beijing flagship retail outlet Friday as the company steps up expansion in the world's second largest toy consumer market.

Tesla begins Model 3 delivery in China

Tesla announced Friday that it has started delivering Model 3 cars in China, which means all of Tesla's three lineups -- Model X, Model S and Model 3 -- have hit the Chinese market.

Former vice governor of Anhui sentenced to 20 years

Zhou Chunyu, former vice governor of east China's Anhui Province, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday for multiple crimes, including bribery and abuse of power.

Alibaba says no layoffs in 2019

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has pledged no layoffs this year, defying a wave of layoffs in the internet sector amid an economic slowdown.

Concern over safety in China unnecessary: FM spokesperson

It is completely groundless and unnecessary for certain senior executives of foreign enterprises to worry about their safety in China, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said Friday.

China extends takeover of Anbang for another year

The Chinese regulator will keep control of Anbang Insurance Group for another year to build on efforts made to push for normal operation of the company, the country's banking and insurance regulator announced Friday.

China urges objective, fair investigation into Kashmir attack

China on Friday called on relevant parties to conduct an objective and fair investigation into an attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir to find out the truth.

New rule aims to protect female employees

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, the Ministry of Education and other central departments, recently issued a notice that forbids any gender discrimination against women in the workplace.

Jiangxi steps up efforts to fight against poverty

The Jiangxi provincial government said it was well on track to reach its goal of pulling out of poverty almost half a million people this year.

Asian cities lead global peers in dynamism rankings

A recent study identified the world's most dynamic cities - those with the most socioeconomic and real estate market change - and Chinese cities claimed nine of the top 20 positions.

'Flying bulldog': world's largest bee refound in Indonesia

The world's largest bee -- a giant insect roughly the size of a human thumb -- has been rediscovered in a remote part of Indonesia in its first sighting in nearly 40 years, researchers said Thursday.



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